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Library of Congress Summary
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Regulation of Mortgage Servicing Act of 2012 - Requires a mortgage servicer to assign one case manager to each borrower that seeks a mortgage loan modification or an alternative to foreclosure.
Requires the case manager to:
(1) manage the communication between the servicer and the borrower, and
(2) make decisions about the borrower's eligibility for a loan modification or an alternative to foreclosure.
Prohibits a servicer from initiating a covered foreclosure action against a borrower unless the servicer has performed specified tasks related to offering the borrower, if eligible, a loan modification or an alternative to foreclosure.
Requires a servicer to suspend a covered foreclosure action initiated before the enactment of this Act until such tasks have been performed.
Prohibits a servicer, during the suspension period, from:
(1) sending the borrower a notice of foreclosure,
(2) conducting or scheduling a sale of the real property securing the mortgage, or
(3) causing final judgment to be entered against the borrower.
Prescribes requirements a servicer must meet in order to be deemed to have made a reasonable effort to obtain necessary information to determine a borrower's eligibility for a loan modification or an alternative to foreclosure.
Requires a servicer, before notifying a borrower of his or her ineligibility for a loan modification or an alternative to foreclosure, to obtain the services of an independent reviewer to review the borrower's file and determine whether or not the borrower is eligible.
Makes a violation of this Act a bar to a covered foreclosure action.
Allows a servicer in compliance with this Act, however, to bring or proceed with a foreclosure action, regardless of any prior violation.
Makes any servicer that fails to comply with any requirement of this Act liable to a borrower in the same manner that a creditor who fails to comply with any requirement is liable to a person.
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